Mission and Values

Vision Statement

Our ideal world is one where:

“Deaf people are respected and fully included in the Australian community and the right to use Auslan is legally recognised.”


Deaf Australia is the only Australian peak body managed by Deaf people representing Deaf people and their communities. We work with Australian governments and collaborate with key stakeholders to make sure that Australia complies with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Deaf Australia values:

  • Auslan as the language of the Australian Deaf community
  • The potential of Deaf people to succeed
  • Individual difference
  • Dedication to the organisation
  • Establishing and enhancing relationships with members and partners
  • Open communication
  • Honest and positive attitudes
  • High quality information and service
  • Involvement/contribution of members
  • The views of the Deaf community
  • Continuous improvement and innovation